Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Voice Director: Christopher Sabat

US Release: Oct 25, 2016
Japan Release: Nov 02, 2016
Europe Release: Oct 28, 2016

Game Developer: Dimps

Popularity: 283rd All Time, 16th This Week

Franchise: Dragon Ball
Characters on BTVA: 74
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said at 8:32 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
You can hear Sean's new Goku Black voice and Zamasu's English voice at 39:20 in this video: https://youtu.be/6ms8LlcpB4E?t=39m20s
said at 1:12 AM on Fri Apr 21 2017
@TheGreatCaptainUsopp It actually does sound like Matt Mercer. I can't believe that if it is indeed him. Although I do wonder how the rumor or possibility got started though.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:54 AM on Fri Apr 21 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed One of the users brought it up that the fan made Wiki page for Dragonball had Mercer listed as Zamasu. That website was never credible in the slightest.

Then me & BioZero pondered the idea of Matthew Mercer being Zamasu via Twitter & now he's completely convinced at this point.

Thing is, that the people that tested out the new DLC can't tell you who the VA is until after it has been released. Also if it was Mercer, we would have seen an announcement in the same day if he was allowed to say he was.
said at 8:16 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
so in the stream for dlc pack 3 though the players talked alot i think bandai namco wanted them to keep so until april 25th but from what i can gather.

Bob Carter came back as Bojack glad to see him in more projects.

Matt Mercer may voice Zamasu.

Mercer may have replaced schemmel as goku black or schemmel greatly improved.

For parallel quests eric vale recorded more dialogue as trunks and i beleive the same for laura bailey as kid trunks that or it was alexis tipton
said at 3:20 PM on Fri Apr 14 2017
 1 Shout Out!
on april 20th zamasu is coming and in english too
said at 6:24 AM on Thu Mar 2 2017
Apparently DLC 3 details got leaked and Zamasu will be a playable character, just this close to finding out the va cough please be Mercer cough.
said at 11:22 PM on Sat Mar 18 2017
@Abdullab I'd honestly settle for Garret Storms for Zamasu.
said at 11:06 AM on Sun Mar 19 2017
@SteelEthlan Sabat said that Zanasu is potrayed by an la actor but storms could appear in surival arc
said at 9:39 AM on Fri Mar 31 2017
@Abdullab LA ey? The question is who. There are so many LA actors. My guess is it will be someone who has worked in Dallas beforehand. I may have said this many times before, but damn I hope it is Matthew Mercer because he just needs a Dragon Ball character to his name then he has been in every massive mainstream anime product there is to be in.

Naruto Shippuden: Yamato (succeeding Troy Baker) and Eight-Tails
Bleach: Shukuro Tsukishima
Attack on Titan: Levi Ackeman
Fairy Tail: Silver Fullbuster
Fate/Zero: Kiritsugu Emiya
One Piece: Trafalgar Law

Even Chris Sabat has been hanging around with the Critical Role fellas. There is a connection!
said at 9:57 AM on Fri Mar 31 2017
@itsmedeadpool yeah i really hope its mercer if he is not zamasu than there is always that universe surival arc.
said at 7:51 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
It is thanks to the Xenoverse games that KaiserNeko, Lanipator and Takahata101 now have BTVA profile. What a time to be alive.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:56 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
@VGAfanatic Uh, they already had profiles here before the first Xenoverse came out.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:59 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
@Nightmare Crusher *Kaiser might not have gotten his until after XV1, actually. Was definitely before XV2 though.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:18 PM on Tue Jan 24 2017
@Nightmare Crusher To my knowledge they all had pages made before Xenoverse 1.
said at 10:54 AM on Wed Jan 25 2017
@Nightmare Crusher Kaiser has had a personal BTVA profile for years, too.
said at 3:08 PM on Mon Jan 30 2017
@Nightmare Crusher Kaiser and Lani first got BTVA profiles after the announcement of the dub of The Ambition of Oda Nobunaga in 2014. Takahata has been on here much longer, as he was in Dust An Elysian Tail and a game called Lethal League(Also in 2014)
said at 2:35 PM on Thu Dec 22 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
So let me get this straight - Greg Ayres is playing the Universe 6 equivalent of his brother's character? Honestly, what's not to like?
said at 12:34 AM on Sat Dec 24 2016
@Kioea Reminds me of the anime "Speed Grapher" where Greg plays the loyal henchman to Chris's character, the main baddie. It is also implied that said henchman was in love with him too. XD
said at 9:51 AM on Sun Dec 25 2016
@Kioea There are some people that think that's too much of a creative liberty, as Freeza's VA played Frost in the main production. I take issue with Nozawa as all of the adult Son family as they are all very different people & they constantly interact with each other...but I could see Chris Ayres do Frost just fine, especially as Freeza probably wont return anytime soon.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:21 PM on Tue Jan 24 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed FUNimation is known for taking many liberties when it comes to who they cast as these characters.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:32 PM on Wed Dec 21 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm not sure why Sabat insists on casting himself as a large portion of characters. Other than the main Z fighters that he voices, most of his villian performances have gotten worse. The Ginyu force members that he voices seem to stick out the most. Also the people he brought in to replace his former roles also do those roles much better than Sabat in my personal opinion.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 7:13 PM on Wed Dec 21 2016
@Shaun Ince To save a little money, maybe?
Shaun Ince
said at 8:09 PM on Wed Dec 21 2016
@CatsTuxedo Yeah, that is pretty obvious, but at the same time it still kinda irks me. I know back in FUNimation's early days they didn't have a huge pool of talent to pick from to voice these characters. Which was why Sabat was cast as so many characters when FUNimation decided to go "in house" and use talent from Texas. Nowadays they have alot more actors to choose from.

I dunno, I just feel it's overkill casting him as so many characters.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:26 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
@Shaun Ince Since Sabat is the director he doesn't have to be paid extra if he takes on additional roles. The Kai voices for Jeice and Guru don't play anyone else in the series far as I know, so it might not have been worth it to get them back especially if those two aren't in the game much.

Though, I don't know why J. Michael Tatum wasn't Zarbon again since he's in the game already. Or why Vic Mignoga is Broly but not Burter. I know that Broly is hard on him, so perhaps he could only play one of them and no one else has been Broly that's the one he goes with.
said at 4:10 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
@Shaun Ince I would think that Chris Sabat should cast Austin Tindle as Yamcha and Travis Wilingham as Reacoom in XenoVerse 3, and probably bring back Jason Liebrecht as Jheese, Vic Mignogna as Butta and J Michael Tatum as Zarbon.
said at 5:43 PM on Wed Jan 25 2017
@SteelEthlan That is a very solid casting decision right there. Yamcha has always had a relatively youthful-sounding voice, & Sabat was a simple place-holding random person when he got the role. Using Austin Tindle (or someone along those lines) with that sort of voice, would've been a very good idea starting with Kai. Also those recasts/reprisals are very good ideas as well.
said at 1:57 PM on Tue Dec 20 2016
Shaun Ince
said at 2:36 PM on Tue Dec 20 2016
@TVman What's with the ALL CAPS!!, might I ask?
said at 6:23 PM on Wed Dec 21 2016
@Shaun Ince He's Fanboying out :D
Shaun Ince
said at 4:13 PM on Fri Nov 25 2016
Just got this game 3 days ago. Already past level 50. Easiest way to level up when you get past level 40 is through online parralell battles. They give out an insane amount of XP. I think tomorow I'll dedicate some online time to level up my Time Patroller.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:52 PM on Sun Oct 30 2016

OK I take my previous comment about Schemmel being underwhelming back, the sound clips here show he's actually pretty good as Goku Black. He's not Nozawa level but he's close. As for the Hit voice, still not feeling it.
said at 6:14 PM on Sun Oct 30 2016
@Shaun Ince
He sounds a lot better there. Way less gruff.

Hit sounds kinda bored.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:44 PM on Sun Oct 30 2016
@Shaun Ince I noticed that Black has a clip of him yelling Kaioken. A glimpse of what's to come?

Hit is... bad. Or as he puts it, "Nope."
Shaun Ince
said at 7:52 PM on Sun Oct 30 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Dunno. Haven't seen him use Kaioken in DB Super or the Solar Flare(Tayoken). Likely, those were cut quotes from the game.

Yeah Hit's voice is pretty bad. Kazuhiro is just better in this role. Someone closer to Kazuhiro Yamaji vocal range would have pulled this off much better.

J.M.Tatum is another VA I think could have pulled it off.
said at 3:19 AM on Mon Oct 31 2016
@Nightmare Crusher I haven't heard his Japanese voice, however Hit's english voice wasn't flat-out horrible to me honestly. I mean I thought the voice itself seemed to fit Hit's appearance really well! but the actual acting itself was pretty bland.

But he'll probably sound better in the actual show I'd imagine! (Or I hope anyway...)
said at 9:46 AM on Tue Nov 8 2016
@Shaun Ince I think J Michael Tatum was originally scheduled to maybe play Freeza. It'd be a different voice, altho similar attitude.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:19 PM on Wed Nov 23 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Well having J M Tatum as Hit would have been a much better choice in my opinion. Guess we'll have to wait & see if Aaron Roberts improves in Super. If it doesn't I'm afraid I'll have to write it off as one of the voices from FUNi's dub that I don't like.
said at 2:00 PM on Fri Nov 25 2016
@Shaun Ince He'll smooth it out in Super as long as he'll make Kuroi Goku more regal-like, not unlike with Hitōzaru Goku / Super Saiyan 3 Goku.

Aaron Roberts as Hitto seems rather solid to me, he should improve it as well.

For me, I would like to have Austin Tindle as Yamcha and Travis Willingham as Reacoom (In XenoVerse 3)

Since Frostē and Cabba could be added in like weeks later, I can see that Aaron Dismuke and Ricco Fajardo would be for these perspective characters, because variety.

You know what I just thought of which voice actors that may do solid for Zamasu?

Scott Zenreich. He might fit with a autocratstic, calm yet harshly judgemental kind of guy.
said at 2:09 AM on Sun Oct 30 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I have never been a fan of Sabat playing 3 different *main* characters. Early days, it's understandable. FUNi was barely a company, & anime is hard to come by, so most companies are frugal. Chris was working for practically free, so I get why they had him do *everybody*.

Toriyama & the people who made this show, cast Piccolo, Yamcha, Vegeta, & even the Ginyu Force (I mean almost every major character), with entirely different actors - they are very different characters, & they had the money to do so.

FUNi/Saban/whoever cast the Ocean dub, did somewhat similar with their own casting, if not out of reference/reverence/respect of that practice, then at least common sense. Even if they misunderstood the characters thanks to missing audio/translations, *at least* they had them sound like *different people*.

* Ted Cole's youthful-sounding voice also is reflective of Yamcha's character & the way that Toriyama cast him. Scott McNeil in the Pioneer movie dubs is a near-perfect English Piccolo. & Peter Kelamis did a great emulation of Nozawa's performance.

I wouldnt mind (in Kai) FUNi using, say, Rick Robertson or Bob Carter, or other guys with naturally big voices, to do random bit parts the way that Daisuke Gori or Scott McNeil did...

but *3 main characters*, plus several similar villains? Not sure what happened here, especially when you consider they recast several characters in Kai.

Overall, yes, the script is far, far better, but *not* discontinuing their historic "Sabat fills in half the main cast" at this point, when DB has made FUNi several hundreds of millions of dollars? Really?!
said at 9:14 PM on Mon Nov 7 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I'm pretty sure Toriyama never cast a single actor in his life.
said at 10:18 AM on Tue Nov 8 2016
@ninjinister No, Toriyama did not cast the actors of Dragon Ball specifically, but it is not an uncommon practice for a trans-medium creator of an adapted property to have input on an adaptation of their work - casting included. Heck, the main Straw Hat pirates in the FUNi dub were cast by Oda himself.

Here's an interview from Masako Nozawa that touched on her personal experience of this:

*Did you audition for the role of Goku?*

"I did. A lot of actors recorded their performance of Goku onto a tape, and then the staff would listen to it and choose from that. Normally, the tape would have “Masako Nozawa, Son Goku” recorded before the performance, but I hear that Akira Toriyama-sensei had said, “Doing it that way, I’ll be distracted by the names,” so he listened to a tape that had the parts with the actors’ names cut out. Doing it that way, Sensei heard my voice, and chose me, with “Goku’s voice can be no one else’s!!”, or something like that…. I heard that story from the staff much later, and I was incredibly happy. And after that, when I met Toriyama-sensei, I heard him say, “Your voice reverberates in my head for Goku’s lines, Nozawa-san,” and I was even happier. (laughs)"

Source: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/dragon-ball-gt-perfect-file-2-masako-nozawa-long-interview/
Shaun Ince
said at 12:19 PM on Sat Oct 29 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
As for the perforamances is this particular game, it's pretty consistent for the most part. The main cast is good and I like the edition of more Time Patroller voices especially since they now have the main 3 Team Four Star members in a Dragonball game.

As for Hit & Goku Black's voices they're somewhat underwhelming in this game. Hit doesn't sound as deep or regal compared to his Japanese voice. I feel Matthew Mercer or another voice actor in FUNi's talent pool could have pulled it off better.

Sean Schemmel's Goku Black sounds like Batman. I know it's meant to be a variation of their SSJ4 voices in both languages, but it needs to sound smoother.

Hopefully when the FUNimation dub for Super comes out, they've improved by then.
said at 9:08 PM on Sat Oct 29 2016
@Shaun Ince Oh, that right! Sean did voice Batman once. LOL!
Shaun Ince
said at 9:13 PM on Sat Oct 29 2016
@Dee15gon Yup all the way back in 2012. That being said, I prefer Sean's Batman over Christian Bale.
said at 5:08 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
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I Don't mind Chris Sabat as Zarbon or certain others Ginyu characters but I feel JMT and Jason L could've reprise their roles there. Not too sure how busy the schedule must've been.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:21 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
 8 Shout Outs!
Really? They got Sabat back as Zarbon? I can tolerate him as most of the characters he's known for voicing, but his Zarbon definitely isn't my preferred voice for Zarbon. Even though J.Michael.Tatum is in the game as Mira, he's a much better voice for Zarbon.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:47 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@Shaun Ince I think it's Burter that bothers me more. Chris Sabat has gotten really flat sounding with him.
said at 7:03 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@Shaun Ince I'm not sure why he reprised Burter too, even though Vic Mignogna is still Broly.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:53 PM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@BioZero216 In the case of Xenoverse, they basically combine a few memebers from Kai's dub & mox them in with some of the original casts from their earlier in house dubs. I have a similar issue with Meredith McCoy voicing 18 to some extent. She still sounds like she has a lack of emotion when voicing 18
said at 5:09 PM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@Shaun Ince I feel just as disappointed as when Chris reprises his roles as Jheese and i think Jason does his take a whole lot better.
said at 5:11 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
@Shaun Ince I love 18's Voice, Its not meant to be that cutesy or emotional that much.
Mostly she has emotion more for her family side especially her daughter marron.
But In combat Shes a Composed badass especially if your referring to 18 from the future timeline who is more darker then Hell Yeah!
Shaun Ince
said at 12:06 PM on Sat Oct 29 2016
@Saitama4President "It's not not meant to be cutesy or emotional that much"

That's true to an extent but Meridith sounds like she's phoning it in most of the time. Not just this game, but in general.
said at 4:37 PM on Thu Nov 3 2016
@Shaun Ince - I agree with you, Meredith should not have returned to do the voice of 18, I am very sad to play this game and can not hear the voice of Colleen in Android 18.
said at 4:29 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
Wait why does the game's credits say that Gotenks is voiced by Kara Edwards and Alexis Tipton? Isn't it usually Kara (Goten) and Laura Bailey (Kid Trunks) who voices the fusion boy wonder?
said at 5:11 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016

Haven't played the game myself and so far there seems to be a lack of Gotenks footage (even with annoying commentary) but my guess is it's a credit error which Okratron/Bamco have done a few times before.

Think this happened first Xenoverse game too. Maybe originally Tipton was going to fill in and did record, but Bailey then was available and her lines made the final cut but Tipton was still accidentally credited; kind of a reverse situation with season 1 of Black Butler where Young Queen Victoria was incorrectly listed in the credits to Laura instead of Alexis.

Long story short, if Bailey recorded Trunks then it's more than likely she recorded for Gotenks too and if Tipton did actually voice Gotenks I'd imagine she'd announce it or something.
said at 5:16 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016

Spoke too soon. Twitter convo w/ a fan confirms she did voice Gotenks. An actual ear test would be nice though to know for sure if her lines were actually used.

IIRC Raging Blast still used a lot of old recording of Dameon Clarke's Cell even though Travis Willingham was credited. Ultimate Tenkaichi was even worse with old recordings from former cast members when it was supposed to solely be the 'Kai' cast.
said at 5:14 PM on Fri Oct 28 2016
Here's the tweet in question: https://mobile.twitter.com/AlexisTiptonVA/status/791866045447319552
said at 2:25 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
Oh hey, a taste of what's to come with Sean as Goku Black.
said at 5:00 PM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@Ghosty404 Yeah, Dragon Ball Super comes to mind eventually, because we all know that it'll make up for not-that-well-matched lip sync in games, cause i feel like they did it shortly compared to you-know-whats.
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